Who will be the new Rose?

2011-08-12 17:30:00

Although my two counties are out of the running for the Sam Maguire in the All- Ireland Football Championship, I still tuned in to see Dublin beat Tyrone in Croke Park on Sunday. It was a good game but I think that Dublin were the better team on the day, and I think Donegal will put up a good battle when they play them in the semi-finals. I’ll look forward to watching the race to the finals in both Football and Hurling in the coming weeks.

It’s a busy time of year at Carlton at the moment as we are preparing to welcome the 32 Roses from the Rose of Tralee festival next week. The Festival begins with a Rose Tour as the girls travel to some of the Carlton Hotels on their tour around the Country. Everyone seems to be looking forward to the coming week with lots to organise and get ready before the girls arrive. As promised last week I can reveal the details of this year’s promotion celebrating the launch of the Rose of Tralee Festival. This year we are offering a complimentary night’s accommodation in one of our 10 hotels located throughout the country to everyone who can successfully choose the Rose who will go on to be crowned the International Rose of Tralee for 2011. Last year’s festival was a great success and we are hoping for the same this year, and as I am on the judging panel once again I know what’s ahead of me this year and want to wish the girls all the best of luck.

Our Marketing Director Jean O’Connell will be staring on Newstalk’s Down to Business at 10.50a.m on Sunday morning, I want to wish her the best of luck and I hope everyone will be tuning in to hear how she gets on!

I am looking forward to next week and I’m sure the Roses will enjoy the festival just as much as I have for the past few years.

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